Oil Burner Believed To Be Cause Of Fire At Waupun Equipment

(Watertown) It could be months before Waupun Equipment in Watertown is back in business after it suffered major damage from a fire early Monday morning.  Crews responded to N9695 Frohling Road at 4:19am. Watertown Fire Chief Kraig Biefeld says it was a tough fire to put out given the freezing cold and strong winds. It took eight departments rotating firefighters to extinguish the blaze. Owner Greg Kast says damage is estimated at around one-point-one million dollars. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, though an oil burner is believed to have started the fire. The scene was cleared around 8:30am.

The Watertown Fire Department was assisted on the scene by Ixonia Fire Department, Clyman Fire Department, Jefferson Fire Department, Hustisford Fire Department, Johnson Creek Fire Department, Waterloo Fire/Rescue, Lebanon Fire Department, Helenville Fire Department, Lake Mills EMS, Western Lakes EMS & Rehab Unit. Ashippun Fire Department and Beaver Dam Fire Rescue provided coverage at the station during this incident.